The Liability (15)

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The Liability

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Tue May 14 2013

Like swine flu, the British gangster flick must adapt to survive. Its latest mutation, ‘The Liability’, tiptoes into the dark places of Scandinavian crime thrillers (human trafficking, a sadistic rapist) and has a stab at the cutthroat teacher-pupil dynamic of ‘Breaking Bad’. But really it’s most comfortable with a bit of cor-blimey banter and an axe being plunged into the back of some dead Latvian geezer.

Made-for-telly actor Jack O’Connell (‘Skins’) is 19-year-old dim-bulb Adam, who crashes a flash new Merc belonging to his crime boss stepdad (Peter Mullan). To atone, he’s packed off to work with a librarian-ish hitman, Roy (Tim Roth, wasted). Adam takes to his work with puppy-dog enthusiasm. ‘Giz a go!’ he pants, watching Roy hack the hand off a corpse. All’s well until they attract the attentions of an ultra-hot female avenger. Roth’s performance and handful of dry-as-a-bone one-liners keep it from the straight-to-DVD pile. Just.

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Rated:

15

UK release:

Fri May 17, 2013

Duration:

82 mins

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